Samuel Nelson

1787 - 1863

Claimant or beneficiary


Of Belfast, awarded the compensation for Burke's estate as owner, part of the compensation for Sawcotts as mortgagee and the compensation for a single enslaved person on Samuel Harman's estate, all on Antigua. In 1824 he had registered 154 enslaved people on an as yet unknown estate, 147 of whom had been bought from Charles Chatfield since the last registration.

  1. Samuel Nelson was shown as West India merchant at White Linenhall Donegall Place Belfast in 1843.  In 1824, Stewart & Nelson were shown as Linen Merchants ('& factors') at White Linen Hall. In 1861 Nelson, Samuel was shown as West India merchant, Linenhall, [residence] Holywood.

  2. Nov 10 [1863] at Burke's estate Antigua [death of] Samuel Nelson esq. of Belfast aged 76.


T71/877 Antigua claim nos. 270 (Samuel Harman's), 285 (Sawcott's), 391 (Burke's); T71/248 pp. 528-531.

T71/1609 Letter re Antigua no. 270 from Samuel Nelson, White [?] Hall Belfast 11/04/1839: I left London without collecting my award, 'as the amount was trifling, I did not trouble myself about it since', but now give it to my young Friend.

  1. Belfast/Ulster Street Directory 1843 and 1861, Pigot's Directory 1824, all transcribed at [accessed 21/04/2012].

  2. Freeman's Journal 1863, cited in an online thread but not to date verified.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Sam. Nelson
West India merchant

Associated Claims (2)

£2,866 11s 9d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£943 11s 9d
Awardee (Mortgagee)

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1824 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Senior partner
Samuel Nelson
West India merchant  

Relationships (1)

Principal → Agent

Addresses (2)

Belfast, Co. Antrim, Ireland
White Linen Hall, Donegall Place, Belfast, Co. Antrim, Ireland